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Daniel Hernandez

Havana, La Habana City, Cuba

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Overview

  • 13 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Italian, Spanish; learning French, Japanese
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Planning how to hijack the Nautilus
  • Mi madre fue una rumbaaa y mi padre ...
  • From Havana, Cuba
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

I'm currently sort of busy tryin' to hijack the Nautilus.

ABOUT ME

I like otters. I'd really love to be some otter's pet.

I'm a versatile kind of guy and my ascendance is multicolored.

13.4% of my genetic material I took from weird green creatures with rhomboid eyes native of the Betelgeuse system. Betelgeuse IV is known for its arsenic pancakes. I'd be happy to offer you a taste if you are willing to have the ultimate flavor experience.

16.9% of my genes are pirate genes. Thus, when I was a kid, I felt compelled to steal my mother's jewelry to buy me a ship and set sail. After I returned, my mom was so pissed off that I had to sell her too. I hold the pirate's world record of grog consumption in one night with a volume about twice the size of Arabia's oil reserves. I couchsurfed with Davy Jones, stole his locker and then gave it back to him because that's the couchsurfing spirit.

I am 15% a crazy physicist. Sometimes I wear glasses and write hieroglyphics on a blackboard and I pretend I understand deep truths. People fall for it and pay me money to do all this theatrics. One day, discussing about black holes with Steve Hawking I suddenly came up with what is the best idea I've had so far as a physicist: Steve Hawking's chair.

I am 17% a magician! I can appear and disappear stuff at will. And then again reappear them. And so on. Sometimes I forget whether the thing in question was originally there or not. In that case I normally opt for disappearance for obvious reasons.... and causing occasional distress among the populace. Ever heard of Atlantis? I remember I was playing with it... once.

.............. You are adding the numbers up, arent you? mmmmh :D

There are a couple of more things that I can do. I can play some cuban songs for you with the guitar, I can take pictures, even won some contests during my youth. I wield the rare trait of being able to dance without drinking a sip of alcohol! mmmm maybe it has to do with me falling in the grog marmite when I was a baby....

Gotta go now! tell you later about the rest.

PHILOSOPHY

Vanvanism which is the doctrine embraced by the followers of the legendary Cuban band Van Van

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

My singing at 5am is known to erase bad karma out of the multiverse. Good thing about it is that it comes to me almost everyday. Now it has come to CS!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

YAHOO!! mmm tiny,... but everincreasing!

Interests

Sightseeing, fearing, meddling, tingling, origaming, fiddling, melting, screaming, hammocking, grasshopping, space shuttling. In that order.

Photography. Check my flickr page! http://www.flickr.com/photos/daniwhistles

Music, Movies & Books

Books: Henry Miller, Eric Hobsbawn, Noam Chomsky, Paul Auster, Borges, Cortázar, Gabriel García Márquez, Eduardo Galeano, Ernesto Sábato, Dulce María Loynaz, Carilda Oliver Labra, Dario Fo, Alessandro Baricco, Victor Hugo, Isaac Asimov, Ursula K. Le Guin, Dune, Philip K. Dick, Albert Camus, Hesse, Thomas Mann, Benedetti, Heinrich Boll, and many more

Music:

Los Van Van, Habana Abierta, Adalberto Alvarez y su Son, Manolito Simonet y su Trabuco, La Charanga Habanera, Tracy Chapman, Bob Dylan, Interactivo, Kelvys Ochoa, Yusa, Dobet Gnahoré, Altan, Lùnasa, Dèanta, Clannad, Jorge Drexler, Mc Solaar, Orishas, Silvio Rodriguez, Estopa, X Alfonso, Síntesis, Djavan, Carlinhos Brown, The Beatles, Capercaillie, Rolando Berrío, Yerba Buena, Yanni, Síntesis, Sandi Thom, Michael Nyman, Liuba María Hevia, Joni Mitchell, Counting Crows, Gema y Pável, Chucho Valdés, Silvertide, Velvet Underground, Daniele Silvestri, Ernesto Lecuona, Bob Marley, Ana Carolina, Toquinho & Vinícius, Barao Vermelho, el disco de Tribalistas, Los Hermanos, Ivette Sangalo, Fela Kuti, Ogguere, Calle 13, Los Aldeanos, Billie the Vision & the Dancers cuyas canciones te puedes descargar en su sitio!

Movies: Kubrick's, Blade Runner, Se Souvenir des Belles Choses, Bleu, Habana Blues!, Cidade de Deus, La vita è bella, Trainspotting, Lost in Translation (with a whole new meaning noe that I've lived in Tokyo!), El lado oscuro del corazón, Suite Habana, Before Sunrise, The Hours, Black Cat, White Cat, almost all Kusturica actually, Dogville, not all von Trier though por qué ese tragiquismo sin necesidad?, No Man's Land, Persepolis, Shrek, Moulin Rouge, Tacones Lejanos, La Vida es Silbar, Zelig, some other Woody Allen movies, In the Mood for Love, Bienvenue Chez Les Chtis, Amélie, Jeux D'enfants!, Ghost in the Shell (did you ever wonder why they drink spanish beer there? it's an unsolved mistery!), Hero, most of Zhang Yimou's colors now that I think of it, some more Wong Kar Wai, the list goes on and on :D....

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Leading the Revolution!

visited 17 states (6.66%)Create your own visited map of The World

Teach, Learn, Share

I can show you about everything in Madrid and Havana. These two cities are home. I can show you about everything in the whole of Cuba. I'm serious about this, you name it! I can teach you how to catch fireflies, make a lantern, and then let them go by morning! I want to learn why would you want to learn that if there are no fireflies in your country. Maybe you are planning to move to Cuba!! :) I'd share everything with you if it wasn't for some hygienic considerations. I can teach you what is the second most pleasant thing after sex and not a lot of people know about it so you should ask me! Hint: It is not a sin. I can also teach you why the tail of the comets is always away from the sun and plenty of other cool stuff that you just know when you are a physicist. I would teach you spanish if I believed it is a good idea to learn spanish from a cuban. But trust me on this one. It is not. I can teach you cuban if you want though. I'ts so much better than spanish. :D I could teach you magic but I won't because the secrets must live on ;).

Countries I've Visited

Cuba, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Uganda, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Cuba, France, Italy, Japan, Spain

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